Sen. Baldwin visits Global Water Center in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited the Global Water Center in Milwaukee on Tuesday, April 2nd.

Baldwin toured the future incubator for water technology businesses, set to open this summer.

She also met with members of The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States. Created by leaders in both business and education, The Water Council is convening the region’s existing water companies and research clusters, developing education programs to train talent and build partnerships.

The Milwaukee region has quickly become recognized as a world hub for water research, education and economic development.

“In order to move Wisconsin’s economy forward we need to invest in science, research and innovation,” said Senator Baldwin. “This effort in Milwaukee is a perfect example of how we can grow public-private partnerships to create jobs and build a ‘Made in Wisconsin’ economy.”

As a member of the Senate Budget Committee, Senator Baldwin sponsored a budget amendment to create regional manufacturing hubs of collaborative research and development across the country.

The public-private partnerships would pair the manufacturing sector with state and local governments, universities, and technical colleges, then work to develop region-specific world-class manufacturing technologies and products, built by American workers. The amendment was included in the final bill that passed through the Senate last month.